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MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 5:30am EDT
" from jerry seinfeld. we'll tell you why he slapped jon stewart right across the mug. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> we start with some breaking news, where afghan officials say a suicide bomber has attacked a mosque in kandahar during a memorial service for president hamid karzai's murdered half brother this morning. at least four people were killed in the blast, including the head of the province's religious council. a second explosion was reported nearby the mosque, but no additional information has been released on that so far. we'll have more on this story throughout the morning as it develops. again, four people are killed at a memorial service for the half brother of hamid karzai, killed a couple of days ago. >>> back to domestic politics here. by the admission of the participants themselves, the budget negotiations between congressional leaders and the president have taken a step backward. today will be the fifth consecutive white house meeting to try to reach a deal on raising the debt ceiling. without a resolution in sight
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 8:00pm EDT
joining me tonight. >> you bet, lawrence. >>> coming up, jon stuart cannot help himself. he can't help but make gay jokes about michele bachmann's husband. so he needs a therapist to help him pray away the gay jokes. that therapist is jerry seinfeld. >>> and when eric cantor says he will never vote for a tax increase of any kind, he is forgetting one little thing about his own record on taxes. luckily for him, and the political media has also forgotten it too. but i'll be reminding him and the political media of the day eric cantor voted to raise income taxes. that's in my "rewrite" tonight. in financial transactions... on devices... in social interactions... and applications in the cloud. some companies are worried. some, not so much. thanks to a network that secures it all and knows what to keep in, and what to keep out. outsmart the threats. see how at cisco.com cisco. the 3.6-liter pentastar v6 engine in the jeep grand cherokee has a best in class driving range of more than 500 miles per tank. which means you don't have to worry about finding a gas station. which is good... because
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
attention she's getting for her husband's scared straight clinic. jon stewart is getting his fair share of attention for it today, too, for his particular take. >> you're having trouble, jon, having that urge to ridicule again, aren't you? >> yeah. presidential candidates' husbands trying to cure gay people while himself, just take a look. ♪ >> wow. okay. i'm coming in. >> thank you. i appreciate that. >> you need to get it out here. >>> welcome back to msnbc. i'm contessa brewer. a suicide attack killed at least four people at a memorial service for hamid karzai's assassinated brother. at least 15 people were wounded. >>> children exposed to second-hand smoke may be more likely to have learning or behavioral problems such as adhd. researchers say there could also be other factors. >>> the astronauts aboard the shuttle "atlantis" are getting a day off today to savor the historic experience and eat barbecue grilled chicken, beef brisket, baked beans and apple pie. so american. >>> amazon reportedly will launch a tablet in october to compete with the ipad. it will have a nine-inch scree
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2011 5:30am EDT
is my band from the 80's, looker. hair and mascara, a lethal combo. i'm jon haber of alto music. my business is all about getting music into people's hands. and the plum card from american express open helps me do that. you name it, i can buy it. and the savings that we get from the early pay discount has given us money to reinvest back into our business and help quadruple our floor space. how can the plum card's trade terms get your business booming? booming is putting more music in more people's hands. >>> from our very informal focus group that happened when we put our elevator's pitcher product in our msnbc kitchen, we know there's interest in this cuisine. as we know from this show, a good product doesn't always make for a good business. lest see how our pitcher does in selling the idea of her company to our panel. >> morning. >> good morning. >> quite well, how about yourself? >> well. >> great. this is conscience cuisine. it embraces all the challenges facing the prepared foods industry. it is ve began, glue ten free, all natural, contains no sodium and no isles. >> it smells
MSNBC
Jul 24, 2011 7:30am EDT
lethal combo. i'm jon haber of alto music. my business is all about getting music into people's hands. and the plum card from american express open helps me do that. you name it, i can buy it. and the savings that we get from the early pay discount has given us money to reinvest back into our business and help quadruple our floor space. how can the plum card's trade terms get your business booming? booming is putting more music in more people's hands. >>> from our very informal focus group that happened when we put our elevator pitch in the kitchen, we know there's interest in this cuisine. but as we know from the show a good product doesn't always make for a good business. let's to see how our pitcher does in selling her idea for a company to our pane >> good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> quite well. >> this is conscious cuisine and first and only product on the market that embraces the challenges of the prepared food industry. it's vegan, gluten free. it's in a bpa free jar that you can heat the product in and then re-use afterwards. it's meant to be beautiful. >> we got
MSNBC
Jul 9, 2011 5:30am EDT
80's, looker. hair and mascara, a lethal combo. i'm jon haber of alto music. my business is all about getting music into people's hands. and the plum card from american express open helps me do that. you name it, i can buy it. and the savings that we get from the early pay discount has given us money to reinvest back into our business and help quadruple our floor space. how can the plum card's trade terms get your business booming? booming is putting more music in more people's hands. >>> president obama's proposed budget for 2012 calls for a 45% decrease #funding for the small business administration. it remains to be seen how that move could affect the credit for small business owners seeking sba backed loans. in this one's where's the money, we want to look at other funding alternatives based on how big your business is and how much capital you need. mitch jacobs is the ceo of on deck capital, a financing network for small businesses unable to qualify for traditional loans. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> i want to split this into chunks. if you are a busin
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
joining me tonight. >> you bet, lawrence. >>> coming up, jon stewart cannot help himself. he cannot control his deep desire to make gay jokes about michele bachmann's husband. so he needs a therapist to help him pray away the gay jokes. that therapist is jerry seinfeld. you'll have that latest in the show. don't miss it. >>> and later, when republican house leader eric cantor says he will never vote for a tax increase of any kind, he is forgetting one little thing about his own record on taxes. luckily for him and the political media has also forgotten it, too. but i'll be reminding him and the political media of the day eric cantor voted to raise income taxes. that's in my "rewrite" tonight. 50 billion network devices will roam the earth. that's seven devices per person. this will change how we work in ways we've never before imagined. what do you need to secure your people, their devices, and your business? a network that can evolve and grow to protect your human network. ♪ [ male announcer ] the davis twins... ...are alike in nearly every way... ...right down to brushing their
MSNBC
Jul 1, 2011 9:00pm EDT
did not expect. jon huntsman said in may he would not self-finance his presidential campaign even though he's rich enough to do that, at least in large part. today he didn't have to file any campaign fund-raising information, because he hasn't been declared for very long, but did say he raised about $4 million and his campaign would just say that he did contribute to his own coffering here. all they'll say, it wasn't a majority. only that what he gave is less than half. jon huntsman is, at least, sort of self-financing here and declaring it, and letting it be known. is that worrying in terms of his chances as a real candidate or encouraging because he has his own money to spend if he wants to? >> first of all, i don't understand the original statement. don't make a statement that you know can be disproved when the sec reports come out. and in terms of his fund-raising, i'm inclined to say, wait until the next cycle. i mean, jon huntsman has only been around for a little bit. i think his opening is that republicans who are not bachmann republicans decide that in the end he might ha
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2011 2:00am EDT
come. >>> next up, where is the loyalty? a one-time chief of staff to jon huntsman has passed over his former boss and endorsed mitt romney. his reasoning -- he's uniquely positioned to beat barack obama. he broke the news it was a little awkward. >>> speaking of awkward, it was just personal. apparently in new jersey last week governor chris christie used his line-item veto to strike funding for certainly health and social programs. the reaction from steve sweeney -- i wanted to punch him in his head. you know who he reminds me you have? mr. potter from "it's a wonderful life." that's what senator convenery called him. they're a longtime bipartisan allies. they put out a statement yesterday while saying wheel sweeney's comments were disrespectful, christie stands ready to work with him going forward. >>> the number of women in congress dropped for the first time in 30 years. whatever reason, the new york rising star, senator kirsten jill brand wants to reverse that trend. she joints us next. you're watching "hardball," only on msnbc. >> he was a good-looking guy before, but with h
MSNBC
Jul 1, 2011 2:00pm EDT
new hampshire and herman cain is in ohio, and mitt romney and ron paul and jon huntsman will be in new hampshire and michele bachmann in iowa, and tim pawlenty will be in florida. so there are some impressions that none of them shop at tiffany's or at least one of them. >> well, if the primaries are about voters to commit to, right now they are on an awful lot of first dates. >> well, say i to thto them ton >> reporter: they say you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. >> lieutenant-commander of the navy. >> and your official number? >> 624787. >> it is time we had a president who cares. >> reporter: for presidential candidates that first impression is obvious made in the earliest campaign videos. >> hillary clinton has spent her life standing up for people others don't see. >> reporter: u it is how they want you to see them. >> george w. bush, a compassionate conservative leader. >> reporter: but they tell you about what type of candidate they will be and want to run on. >> i have great faith and hope about the future, because i believe in you. >> reporter: and in 201
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2011 5:30am EDT
japanese heat rub. >>> baseball, great game at fenway. red sox hosting the jays. jon lester was strong early striking out encarnacion in the second. he was no-hitter threw four. but left the game before the fifth because of a strained lat muscle. red sox up 3-0 in the ninth. jose bautista pumps out of the stadium the 28th home run. a two out base hit wave home for with a chance to tie the game. mcdonald fires a bullet to the plate. did he get him? ion' think so. . ths no ta watch itagain. great pl the runner got his leg in. there yeah, he's safe. >> he's out. >> boston wins according to the umpirement a walkoff throw. great throw. bad tag. boston wins plate. albert pew hole was supposed to miss six to eight weeks recovering from a broken wrist. last night activated. an entire month earlierer than expected. he was held out of the lineup against cincinnati. the cards didn't need him. mat holiday with a solo home run to left field. then about the season lance burkeman is having? he goes back to back home run to right. this one went 452 feet, we're told. second longest in the new bu
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2011 5:30am EDT
the game. bottom of ninth, the cardinals' jon jay drives deep to right center field and it makes its way up into the stands. st. louis rallies from an eight-run deficit to force extra innings. top of the 13th, bruce scores up a ground ruled double by pinch hitter ramon hernandez. it's 9-8, cincinnati. jay with one more chance to tie it up. aroldis chapman sit himself down. reds hang on to win it, 9-8. >>> gnat as at home hoping to sweep the cubs. two-run home run to dead center field. that's a bomb. he's homered in back-to-back games, ties the game at four. in the seventh, davey johnson, the nats manager calls for a suicide squeeze. you've got to love it. wilson ramos executes it from third. that was your eventual game winner. nationals sweep the cubs. they're two games above .500 and ten games back in the n.l. east. >>> extra innings between the marlins and phillies. mike stanton's hit a walk-off home run into left. as always, a wonderful crowd assembled there in south florida. there was only one guy there and he made the play. the marlins not doing too much winning these days which
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
pages plus a late-night cameo. jerry seinfeld and jon stewart. >> this should be good. >> wow. [ barks ] ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ whistles ] ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ ting! ] [ male announcer ] travelers can help you protect the things you care about and save money with multi-policy discounts. are you getting the coverage you need and the discounts you deserve? for an agent or quote, call 800-my-coverage or visit travelers.com. thought they were dead. [ laughter ] [ grunting ] huh? [ male announcer ] should've used roundup. america's number one weed killer. it kills weeds to the root, so they don't come back. guaranteed. weeds won't play dead, they'll stay dead. roundup. no root. no weed. no problem. >>> you know, i did say in that article that i believed that i could win. then i went on to say but it doesn't have to be me. i'm not so egotist cal to believe it has to be me. if there are those out there willing to serve and know not to be so partisan they can't just do what's right for the people that elected them. i would certainly find that person and support them and make sure
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2011 2:00am EDT
, we'll get back to politics and what happened when mitt romney and jon huntsman crossed path on the fourth of july parade in new hampshire. can you stand the excitement? that's next on the sideshow. you're watching "hardball" on msnbc. 8gg@ú >>> back to "hardball" and now to the "sideshow" return of the know nothings. foreign policy experience. who needs it? here ' 2012 hopeful herman cain, never held elective office, yet on the "today" show show. >> and i'm already talking to national security people. former intelligence people. talking to former generals and people in the military, to begin to develop ideas about how i would deal with those crises that we're in. you don't need foreign policy experience to know who your friends are and who your enemies are and you don't need foreign policy experience to know that you don't tell your enemy what your next move is. >> what you don't know won't hurt you, we're getting what i don't know won't hurt you. it's preposterous, but maybe in this environment, mildly sellable. remember, sarah palin sells a version of it and millions are buying
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2011 5:00pm EDT
happened when republican rivals mitt romney and jon huntsman crossed paths on the fourth of july up in new hampshire? it wasn't that exciting. how could it be with those two guys? >>> you're watching "hardball" only on msnbc. >> we've got a flood. this is where the rubber hits the road, the nose breaks the grindstone, and the angels start second guessing where they tread. ♪ call 1-800-steemer >>> back to "hardball" and now to the "sideshow" return of the no nothings. foreign policy experience. who needs it? 2012 hopeful herman cain, never held an office, ton the "today" show. >> and i'm already talking to national security people. former intelligence people. talking to former generals and people in the miller to to begin to develop ideas about how i would deal with those crises that we're in. you don't need foreign policy experience to know who your friends are and who your enemies are and you don't need foreign policy experience to know that you don't tell your enemy what your next move is. >> what you don't know won't hurt you, we're getting what i don't know won't hurt you. pre
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 12:00am EDT
of all of this is republican presidential politics. job hunt jon -- jon huntsman and his campaign manager parting ways today. and then of course you have the vice presidential nomination. they want chris christie to run for president, but he will not, hint, hint, pick him for vice president. and mark rubio announcing as if we have been waiting for it that he will make his first out of his home state speech as a senator next month at the reagan library in california. is that a thing? the new awkwardness of course with how fast things are changing in washington is that marko rubio has said as recently as this past weekend he probably will not vote to raise the debt ceiling. in march, he wrote an op-ed entitled why i won't raise the debt ceiling, and that will be awkward to take to the ronald reagan liberal as statements are being circulated from reagan that if you do not vote to raise it you are all but a traitor. and then there's bob mcdonald. bob mcdonald has had a wobbly takeoff as a national republican figure. just days after he was inaugurated as virginia's governor, the republ
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2011 7:00pm EDT
will this get? jon stewart and british ex-pass had fun, a lot of fun, actually, with the murdoch story. that's on the "sideshow" tonight. and driving right off the cliff. eugene robin sons, of course he won the pulitzer prizewinning there and ron reagan. and a political fight was quite relatable to real people in the country who don't normally watch political programs like this, but will be very much affected by what we talk about in the next couple of minutes. let's listen to the president. >> can you tell the folks at home that no matter what happens, the social security checks are going to go out on august the 3rd? about $20 billion of social security checks that have to go out the day after the government is supposedly going to go into default. >> this is not just a matter of social security checks. these are veterans checks, these are folks on disability and their checks. they're about 70 million checks that go out. each month. >> can you guarantee as president those checks will go out on august 3rd? >> i cannot guarantee those checks go out on august 3rd if we haven't resolved th
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2011 10:00am EDT
instance, jon huntsman who is struggling in the polls now is really trying to use this as a referendum on mitt romney's leadership. not necessarily coming out saying he backed boehner's planning saying it's in the right direction, that he agrees that there should be no tax revenue and no tax hikes. so he's really trying to land some hits on romney in this instance. and, of course, all of them are using this to really make this argument that barack obama hasn't led, that he has no plan of his own, and that he is really a big spending liberal who has really presided over this massive increase in spending and deficit spending. >> right. so with the president's overall approval rating hitting a new low, it's now just 40%, do you think this debate helps or hurts the president in 2012? if everything gets done and over with here and we have an end of the summer sort of the heat and rhetoric all calms down, will this be a factor this time next year? >> i think it will definitely come up again. on the one hand, you're going to have republicans try to argue again that here's a president that has sp
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 3:00pm EDT
this friday, let's end it with humor courtesy of jon stewart who offered the special take on a serious candidate tim pawlenty campaign. let's watch. >> well, let's see where governor tim pawlenty is. he has $4.5 million raised this quarter, but he struggles against the perception that he is -- former minnesota governor tim pawlenty kicked off three weeks of barnstorming in the anticipated fox straw poll with a warning that iowans should not waste their support on charismatic candidates who cannot win. >> ooh, tim pawlenty taking a bold stand against charisma. [ laughter ] hey, look, this is not a popularity contest. oh, it is? oh. >> will anyone in this field inspire the conservative voters or do we have the wait for someone like sarah palin or donald trum tp to have the charisma that jon stewart was f stewart. i think secondly, governor pawlenty has a point, we should be voting on records which means we shouldn't be voting for pawlenty. >> connie shorts on this hot friday. thank you very much. >> reporter: thank you. >>> now to the state of the american family and three new studies wh
MSNBC
Jul 17, 2011 7:30am EDT
is my band from the 80's, looker. hair and mascara, a lethal combo. i'm jon haber of alto music. my business is all about getting music into people's hands. and the plum card from american express open helps me do that. you name it, i can buy it. and the savings that we get from the early pay discount has given us money to reinvest back into our business and help quadruple our floor space. how can the plum card's trade terms get your business booming? booming is putting more music in more people's hands. >>> the nation's biggest gathering of geekdom, comic-con, is under way this week. thousands of sci-fi, comic, and graphic novel fans are flocking to the event, where they can check out the products of artists and small business owners who create fantasy worlds. we visited comic-con last year and spoke with a few entrepreneurs who learned that carving out a niche can bring on super hero sized profits. if you think you're looking at a giant halloween party, you'd be wrong. >> oh, sorry. >> but it's an easy mus take to make because this is comic-con. adam hughes. >> thank you very much
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> yeah, quickly. politico is reporting this, the campaign manager for jon huntsman is leaving her post, quitting. politico reporting the former utah governor is retooling his campaign. staff changes have to do with entering a more aggressive phase. they could do that. >> more aggressive. >> it's easy. it's not the best. the idea of running for president and the reality of doing it heads that way. the campaigns shuffle. >> i think if you sell that, governor, you could sell that as could i. i think jon huntsman may want to speak above a whisper. that may help. >> there's overcorrecting. >> well, with perry out there looming large you better claim your ground now. >> is perry getting in? >> he will. >> first moves. >> come on. >> he bounces around. >> yes. >> he's still a bad imitation of will ferrell imitating george w. bush. >> it's true. i sit there watching this guy go on. i'm like is this an "snl" -- i keep waiting for "snl" to go across the bottom. seriously. >> you guys are terrible. >> no. no. >> come on. >> i know we hear he's doing great and more jobs and taxes than on the
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2011 3:00pm EDT
romney, that is where the numbers fall right off of a cliff. tim pawlenty, and ron paul, and jon huntsman all coming in under $5 million. pawlenty in fact is seeing the fund-raising numbers closer to herman cain's than mitt comeny's, but newt gingrich is going in the wrong direction, because he is reported to be $1 million in debt. and as for barack obama, they are saying that his is certain to meet the goals when the forms are filed next week. obama officials say they have nearly 500,000 individual donors give this quarter which is nearly five times the number that the bush/cheney re-election bid began with in 2003. now, into the money chase with "huffington post" social impact reporter, and analyst alex wagner. alex, the republicanings knew they would be outspent by president obama, and are they prepared to be this outspent by obama? >> no, this is not good news. that internal memo, romney had set a $50 million goal, and the fact that she is not meeting the 2007 numbers is ugly, and you compare it with the fact that there are predictions that the obama campaign will make $1 bil
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2011 10:00am EDT
president. stick with me. we'll get you in the loop. i'm jon haber of alto music. i've been around music my entire life. this is the first alto music i opened when i was 24. my business is all about getting music into people's hands. letting someone discover how great music is, is just an awesome thing. and the plum card from american express open helps me do that. i use it for as much inventory as i possibly can. from picks...to maracas... to drums... to dj equipment... you name it, i can buy it. and the savings that we get from the early pay discount on those purchases has given us money to reinvest back into our business and help quadruple the size of our floor space. and the more we expand, the more space we have for instruments and musicians to come play them. rock n roll will never die. how can the plum card's trade terms get your business booming? booming is putting more music in more people's hands.
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2011 6:00am EDT
combo. i'm jon haber of alto music. my business is all about getting music into people's hands. and the plum card from american express open helps me do that. you name it, i can buy it. and the savings that we get from the early pay discount has given us money to reinvest back into our business and help quadruple our floor space. how can the plum card's trade terms get your business booming? booming is putting more music in more people's hands. excuse me? my grandfather was born in this village. [ automated voice speaks foreign language ] [ male announcer ] in here, everyone speaks the same language. ♪ in here, forklifts drive themselves. no, he doesn't have it. yeah, we'll look on that. [ male announcer ] in here, friends leave you messages written in the air. that's it right there. [ male announcer ] it's the at&t network. and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. >>> republicans who used to run the congress on the two republican caucuses are being driven by the radical right wing that is so in tune with the tea party. we should not let these extremists dictate the ou
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2011 3:00pm EDT
negotiations. eric cantor and jon kile walk out of negotiations with joe biden. the second round is a bit of a sham, nobody's position has moved and it has a lot to do with the white house wanting to show clearly ant correctly that they are the ones reaching out. but at this point i don't think there's a whole lot more that the president could be doing. both parties are basically positioning themselves for the day when the actual consequences of not raising the debt ceiling begin to manifest and public pressure or market pressure mounts forcing one side or the other to break. >> talk about consequences. if the republicans here agree to even modest tax increases, even by letting the bush tax cuts expire as you were just mentioning, will they have to pay the piper later on, come 2012? >> they have very, very difficult intirnl party politics. raising taxes on the rich is most popular thing you can do on the deficit. poll after poll shows as long as my taxes aren't going up that's a good way but for john boehner may not keep his speakership and mitch mcconnell would face a very strong c
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 10:00pm EDT
put that fat package on the table. mcconnell and boehner won't raise taxes. senator minority whip jon kyl drew the line in the sand on sunday. >> nervounless the president gef his absolute obsession with raising taxes, republicans won't do anything to harm our economy. job-killing taxes harm our economy. there will not be a default. as to whether or not we can achieve savings in the process dpentding on the president. >> i did not hear the world probably. i heard the word not. republicans would rather see the markets crash, unemployment go through the roof and americans in bread lines before they raise one damn dime in taxes. when it comes to the debt crisis, republicans are only interested in playing rush roulette with the stupid catchphrases. >> let's let the american people decide if they want like cutting spends, capping the growth in government and requiring a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. let's have a national debate. >> to cut cap and balance plan in the house. >> cut the deficit, put a straitjacket on it and balance the budget, the cut, cap and balance. >> i w
MSNBC
Jul 28, 2011 9:00am EDT
presidential truly supportive of it is jon huntsman, there are three that are opposed, michele bachmann, tim pawlenty, ron paul, and mitt romney and herman cain, would could argue the unclear it's the two businessmen, matea, and maybe they don't take a stand until the very last minute. >> they are not jumping into the debate. romney in particularly is trying to avoid engaging and that's his strategy in this campaign, he's trying to run a rose garden campaign. the other candidates are illuminating about their strategies, michele bachmann, cut, cap and balance, he's the tea party. and huntsman is trying to go the statesmanlike group. >> pawlenty six months ago wouldn't have been opposed right away. >> he wouldn't have been. i was fascinated by what mitt romney said, it sounded so much like when he came out with his defense of his own massachusetts health care bill, you can read anything into that statement just now. >> anything you want. >> yeah, i'm opposed to obama health care, but i'm in favor of romney health care, so it's sort of very similar. after this, when this is all sa
MSNBC
Jul 28, 2011 11:00pm EDT
get rid of it and get it out of his operational area for next year. >> yes. and i think it was jon stewart said upon seeing a picture of john boehner recently that he looked like the world's saddest tangerine. but yeah. this exposes john boehner's weakness. political weakness. this is what he wanted for years, the speaker. he got speakership because of the tidal wave of tea party people coming in. but be careful what you wish for, having gotten that majority, he can't govern that majority. he is downstairs and we're waiting to see what happens, one by one, pleading with people to try to get the votes he needs, and he is short. according to people i talked to, he is short. it is humiliating, doesn't want to go through it again. i think he will be challenged some point soon whatever happens on the point. >> huffington post, howard fineman, sam stein, thank you both for joining me tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> coming up, the republicans say they want deficit reduction. what they really mean is government reduction. ezra klein joins me. >>> and an epic battle between partier
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
professional jerry seinfeld to cure him of his comedic urging. >> having trouble, jon, having that urge to rid kuehl agaicule? >> yeah, presidential candidate's husbands trying to cure gay people while -- >> uh-huh. okay. ♪ >> wow. okay. ah -- i'm coming in. >> oh, really? >> you need to get it out. what's your body wanting you to say? >> i don't know. something like -- he's so gay, he calls "top gun "that he volleyball movie. oh, my god! wow. >> no. no. >> aren't you -- aren't you -- ever tempted by this stuff? >> of course, i'd love to say, dr. marcus bachmann buys brawny towels for the packaging. i have that in me. >> i know. >> so gay, richard simmons tells him to tone it down. >> any [ bleep ] -- >> oh, no! no. >> interesting area they're working here. anyway, speak of bachmann, she may need brush up on her yiddish. specifically, pronunciation of chutzpah. >> the president doesn't want to the confronted with spending. he has a lot of chutzpah. >> that's right up with her history. >>> finally, good-bye and good luck to the producer of "hardball" all these years. done great wo
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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MSNBC
Jul 10, 2011 9:00am EDT
millions of unemployed americans. >> jon huntsman is not participating in the iowa primary. he gave a pretty clear indication why at a campaign event in florida. >> if you own florida, you own the presidency. >> he also called the $14 trillion debt a cancer growing in this country that needs to be read ated and cut out. >>> the u.s. may decide to withhold millions in military aid to pakistan. this is according to a "new york times" report. the u.s. is said to be unhappy with the efforts that pakistani army has been making against the taliban as well as al qaeda. as well as $800 million in assistance could be suspended. this could cause some major problems. if pakistan takes tougher action, the aid could resume. mean while, defense secretary leon panetta is in afghanistan. panetta is meeting with american military leaders and afghan officials. nbc's atia abawi is in kabul this morning. bring us up to speed on what leon panetta is saying that al qaeda is basically on the run and close to being completely stamped out. >> reporter: good morning, thomas. the new secretary of defense's firs
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2011 12:00am EDT
current tantrums among john boehnor, eric canton, mitch mcconnell, jon kyl, collectively they passed 19 votes during the bush administration to raise the debt ceiling, just those four guys. raising the debt ceiling is not something that usually has a big fight over it. sometimes it does, sometimes part of congress tries to leverage this vote because it's something that absolutely has to pass. in the same way crafty politicians will sometimes attach unrelated things to the pentagon budget because the pentagon budget everybody agrees has to pass, in that same way, politicians in the past tried to attach things to the debt ceilings. they not only failed, they so misunderstood the dynamics of their own party, john boehnor is so bad at his job, a political pundit at 9:00 p.m. on nbc, using this as a metaphor of what just happened to them. the breeze helps, i think. republicans blew it. they totally, utterly, 100% blew it, and today they had to essentially surrender. >> republicans senate leader mitch mcconnell presented. >> after weeks and months of fighting about it, senate republicans t
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2011 9:00am EDT
since last thursday. today, the president and other democrats asked eric cantor and jon kyl to come up with a version of the biden plan that they claimed can pass both house and the senate. in iowa, republican presidential hopefuls ramp up their game plan. is that straw poll or something coming up in a month? >>> and the opening bell has just rung on wall street. investors are preparing for second quarter earnings that kick off today. a few other stories making headlines. developing news out of syria right now, where witnesses say protesters loyal to president bashar al assad from broken in into the syrian capital in damascus. this is days after u.s. delegates visited the capital. another shocker from the now defunct british tabloid, the "news of the world." britain's "daily mirror" reports that "news of the world" journalists tried to hack the phone records of 9/11 victims, and the scandal is now jeopardizing rupert murdoch'sed by to buy bskyb. >>> a brutal weekend in mexico as violence between rival drug gangs kills at least 40 people in the last 36 hours. the violence included ten b
MSNBC
Jul 25, 2011 3:00pm EDT
arresting as that of jon huntsman and newt gingrich both of whom have ridden off into the sunset. >> definitely. pawlenty has had a problem with not being terribly charismatic and he the black hole of charisma in some ways, and at this point he is falling in the polls, and he was not high up to begin with, so he needs to do something to get his name out there. and you know, he had a problem at the debate when he refused to stand by his comments about mitt romney and people were questioning whether he was tough enough for this. this is not a problem for bachmann, because nobody questions whether she is tough enough. >> absolutely. >> so this is another moment where he needs to either stand up and make a name for himself or he might as well hang it up and go home. >> speaking of michele bachmann, and this pray away the gay story and her husband, it doesn't seem to go away, does it? it gained more fuel after video surfaced of gay barbarians going to the clinic and making a scene. last week marcus bachmann said he is neither homophobic nor converting a gay orientation, but it appears
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 5:30am EDT
coming as jon stewart breaks down the proceedings most memorable moments, we'll show you what you missed. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. rupert murdoch and his son james appearing at a british parliament hearing to address that ongoing hacking scandal surrounding their company news corporation. the elder murdoch called this the most humbling day of his career. british lawmakers grilled murdoch for hours, but the media mogul insisted that he is not to blame for on the incident that brought down his tabloid news of the world. >> did you close it because of the criminality? >> yes, we felt ashamed at what had happened. >> do you accept ultimately you're responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> you're not? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> the former ceo of murdoch's news international group rebekah brooks, she also answered questions in front of the committee yesterday. brooks offered a personal apology saying she was shocked by reports that journalists had hacked a teenage murder victim's phone. but the b
MSNBC
Jul 10, 2011 10:00am EDT
. in presidential politics gop contenders are working key primary states this weekend. jon huntsman hosted meet and greets in florida. the former utah governor calling the $14 trillion debt a cancer in america. in terms of reaching a deal, he said cooler heads would prevail while many candidates have focused their campaign efforts in iowa, huntsman emphasized why he wants to focus on florida. >> if you own florida, you woow the presidency. >> michele bachmann opened her iowa campaign headquarters yesterday. there she told voters not to believe -- saying the government has enough revenue to continue making payments. she also launched the t eed atte president's economic plan. >> we're now two years into president obama's recovery. president obama's recovery has a 9.2% unemployment rate. this is not working for millions of unemployed americans. >> speaking of michele bachmann, there's controversy surrounding a pledge supported by the congresswoman. bachmann signed a marriage vow that's drawn up by the conservative group the family leader which suggested that african-american children m
MSNBC
Jul 1, 2011 10:00am EDT
he wasn't working on a deficit deal. jon cornyn was also at a fund-raiser last night. good morning, happy fourth of july weekend to you. can't we all just get along? >> apparently not in washington. listen, i think the president has a lot of reason to be frustrated with republicans. he offered them tax cuts back in the spring when they forced a government shutdown or threatening to force a government shutdown. he's put everything on the table. they have shown an unwillingness to compromise. it is an important issue in these economic times. it's not going to put a single american to work. it's not going to keep a single american in their home. it's time for them to do what they need to do, put it to bed and move along. >> can you criticize them when members of your own party are walking aassaying i'm not going to be part of this discussion anymore, until i get what i want. >> the republicans are trying to take a stand to not include tax. no one is shedding a tear about staying over fourth of july. republicans are digging in and so is president obama. >> as a result, the concern is,
MSNBC
Jul 1, 2011 8:00pm EDT
history fail, and perfect material for the likes of jon stewart and conan o'brien. the "last word" tonight. >>> still aheadinthis hour, the supreme dort's newest justice elena haggan issued a blist blistering -- the high court ruled against free speech. coming up, i'll tell you why she's right. >>> we'll examine the nixon mellow entitled "a plan for putting the gop on tv news." ahead on the "last word." -having her is amazing. -we made a miracle. and we got onesies! sometimes miracles get messy. so we use tide free. no perfumes or dyes for her delicate skin. brad. not it. not it. just kidding. that's our tide. what's yours? i grew up wearing lots of hand-me-downs. bell bottoms in the '80s? not pretty. then she found them. she loved them, so i washed them in tide with downy and they're still soft and fresh. right? i'm blogging. really. i'm talking. that's my tide. what's yours? i'm talking. diabetes testing? it's all the same. nothing changes. then try this. freestyle lite® blood glucose test strip. sure, but it's not gonna-- [beep] wow. yep, that's the patented freestyle zipwik
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Jul 1, 2011 1:00pm EDT
of america, it's a half-hour show. >> we've seen it on "the daily show," because jon stewart interviewed these incredibly creative ex-pats, these iranians. >> they try to jam us there, but it's got a great audience and they get us via satellite. but the best news we've had so far and we just announced it ed why, is they have 500,000 youtube friends. their material each week is downloaded. >> 500,000? i mean -- that's amazing. >> it is amazing, and that's great news for us. we also had a great deal of success during the egypt uprising. we have a network, this country has a network called alhura and they really came into their own during the events in cairo. we had about 25% of the audience there beating many times cnn and some of the other traditional networks. we also found that we could get messages through our television broadcasts to people on the street and tell them what was going on and tell them to go to our website and feed us video, feed us information, give us feedback so we could get that on television. >> how do you counteract the jamming? i know there's technolog
MSNBC
Jul 31, 2011 7:30am EDT
. i'm jon haber of alto music. my business is all about getting music into people's hands. and the plum card from american express open helps me do that. you name it, i can buy it. and the savings that we get from the early pay discount has given us money to reinvest back into our business and help quadruple our floor space. how can the plum card's trade terms get your business booming? booming is putting more music in more people's hands. >>> in 1996, carley roney and her husband david started a one-stop wedding planning site for engaged couples. since then the power couple expanded the knot into an all encompassing media company that includes everything from weddings to baby. this year they remain named it to bet e reflect the growing life stage brands. today we talk about finding the ying to your yang and putting away your pride. ♪ gee, i really love you, and we're going to get married ♪ going to the chapel of love ♪ >> planning a wedding was complete lay nightmare when i had my wedding and the industry was terribly outdated. it was super traditional. it didn't reflect the
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2011 9:00am EDT
. bad news in the poll for jon huntsman. 2% of the vote. hundredsman can't catch a break in the endorsement game. his former chief of staff, utah congressman and future senator is endorsing mitt romney calling him more lectable. interesting number for you this morning in iowa. iowa republicans are souring on ethanol subsidies. in a new poll conducted by consumer voter research, for the iowa republican 47% of likely republican caucus goers have a very or somewhat positive view of a candidate who wants to cut ethanol subsidies. 24% have a negative reaction to that. finally overnight, tim pawlenty's numbers got higher. he's bringing in the daughter of mike huckabee to run his campaign. she helped put together that campaign in iowa for her dad to win the caucuses and finish second in the straw poll. in an effort to engage the young and tech savvy the president is holding a tweet up this afternoon. topic is the economy and jobs but the thousands of 140 character or less queries submitted versus the ask obama hash tag includes marijuana legalization. and the rnc is going up with an ad
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
london and his company stock is sinking. how bad will this get? >>> jon stewart and fun, a lot of fun, actually, with the murdoch story. that's on the "sideshow" tonight. >>> finally, let me finish with a name synonymous with candor, courage and healing. betty ford. we start with the tough choices necessary for a big budget deal and whether republicans are willing to make them. driving the economy right off that cliff. eugene robinson is the "weekend update" columnist who won the pulitz pulitzer writer. and ron reagan. and a political fight was quite relatable to real people in the country who don't normally watch political programs like this, but will be very much faenaffec by what we talk about in the next couple of minutes. let's listen to the president. >> can you tell the folks at home that no matter what happens, the social security checks are going to go out on august the 3rd? about $20 billion of social security checks that happen to go out the day after the government is supposedly going to go into default. >> this is not just the social security checks. these are veterans ch
MSNBC
Jul 1, 2011 9:00am EDT
the first major quarter of 2007. tim pawlenty expected to bring in less than 5 million. jon huntsman raised a little over 2 million throwing his own money at 4 million. ron paul told supporters he's raised over $4 million. the number though everybody is watching what will the michele bachmann number be? she can transfer money from the house campaign. was she able to get in the internet and direct mail money in in time? will the number be forth of 5 million? will it be north of 10? that would be somewhat of a surprise. meanwhile, a siren for the supporters of rick perry, he's scouting out a vendor pot at the straw poll. it's our understanding perry won't get into the race until after he has the national day of prayer on august 6th. the straw poll is basically a week later. he wouldn't get in before then bupt the straw poll could be a way to see if that's the launching point and he gets in sometime in late august in time for those three debates that mitt romney and company are competing in in september. meanwhile, though there are no firm numbers yet, we're expecting a big quarter from
MSNBC
Jul 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
couple of key republican lawmakers are suggesting possible ways to compromise. >> jon kyl was in negotiations as you know with the vice president. he said there were certain revenue raisers and other areas that perhaps we could work on. >> reporter: senator john mccain won't say exactly what revenue raisers are. but he says he and some other republicans aren't necessarily opposed. it sounds a lot like what president obama and democrats have been asking for. but republicans insist that if revenue raisers is code for tax increases, that's a deal breaker. senator john kcornyn -- >> the problem with a mini deal, we have a maxi problem. big problems aren't going to go away if you cut a mini deal. >> reporter: he blasted an idea suggested by some democrats that the u.s. constitution empowers the president to keep on spending even if uncle sam goes over his credit limit. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> here is your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. a violent thunderstorm tore through washington, d.c., yesterday where a 56-year-old cyclist was kil
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 5:30am EDT
forget the connoisseur presidential candidate jon huntsman. take a listen. >> well, it isn't just taco stands, i love street food because street food is so fresh and it's so good and it's so cheap and i've actually dragged my family back there, driving halfway across the state of california just for a henry's burrito. >> we should introduce him to some of the vendors outside this building. >>> still ahead on "way too early," why are you awake? your texts and e-mails coming up moments away. [ female announcer ] the healing power of touch can be even more powerful, with precise pain relieving cream. it blocks pain signals fast for relief precisely where you need it most. precise. only from the makers of tylenol. precise. man: be kind to your eyes with transitions lenses. transitions adapt to changing light so you see your whole day comfortably and conveniently while protecting your eyes from the sun. ask your eyecare professional which transitions lenses are right for you. woman: discover the protection, comfort and convenience of transitions lenses for the entire family at transitions.c
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